How to Make a Stone Bracelet Using Macrame & Fish Tank Stones

5 Materials
20 Minutes

Hi, everyone! This week, I’m going to show you how to make a stone bracelet. It’s a macrame friendship bracelet and you already know how much I love friendship bracelets.

This DIY macrame bracelet with a stone is super simple to make and so cute. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Clipboard
  • Waxed cotton cord
  • Small stones (I'm using fish tank stones)
  • Scissors
  • Button
Cutting the waxedcord

1. Cut the cord into three strands

Cut two strands with 3.3 feet of cord and fold them in half. Then, cut another strand that’s 6.56 feet long. This is the one we’ll be using to wrap the whole bracelet. 

Folding the cord

Fold it along with the other two, leaving the excess cord to one side.

Knotting the cords

2. Knot the cords

Knot the cords together in the middle leaving a loop big enough to fit the button through.

Wrapping the long cord around the other cords

3. Wrap the long cord around the other cords to create the bracelet

Clip the cords in place on the clipboard, then start wrapping the long cord around the other cords. 

Tying the cord off

Once the bracelet reaches almost half the size of your wrist, tie the cord off.

How to create a net for the stone

4. Create the net

To make the net, divide the cords into pairs and make a knot on each pair close to the top.

Tying macrame knots

Then, separate the cords again and take a cord on one end and tie it to another cord from the knotted pair next to it.

Then tie the remaining cord in the middle knot with a cord from the knot on the end.

Finally, take the last two cords and tie those together as well.

Watch the video from 3 minutes to see the whole process.

DIY macrame bracelet with stone

It will look something like this. 

How to make a macrame bracelet with a stone

5. Repeat

Repeat step four until you have enough rows of knots to fit your rock. 

Macrame stone bracelet tutorial

6. Tie off and finish wrapping the bracelet

Use the longest cord to tie all of the strands together. 

How to make a bracelet with a stone

Then, wrap it around until the length on this side of the bracelet matches the other side. Once it matches, tie the strand off.

Adding a button to the end

7. Add a button

Add a button to the end of the bracelet and tie all of the strands around each other into one final knot.

I had to break the center part of my button to get it to fit, but if you have one that works, go ahead and use it. Cut the excess cord and your bracelet is ready! 

DIY macrame stone bracelets
DIY macrame stone bracelets

How to make a stone bracelet

How to make a stone bracelet

Here are the finished products of our macrame stone bracelet tutorial! As you can see, I made three versions of the bracelet but my favorite is definitely the white one.

Let me know which one is your favorite and whether or not you decide to try it now that you know how to make a bracelet with a stone. 

Suggested materials:
  • Clipboard
  • Waxed cotton cord
  • Small stones
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